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describing his trip to north korea and his friendship with kim jong-un. >> one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and to do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call me. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. if you can, dennis. >> pick up the phone. more from the worm's words when "way too early" comes right back. hey. they're coming. yeah. british. later. sorry. ok...four words... scarecrow in the wind... a baboon... monkey? hot stew saturday!? ronny: hey jimmy, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? jimmy: happier than paul revere with a cell phone. ronny: why not? anncr: get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> with all of the news surrounding friday's sequester deadline you might be curious exactly which programs will be impacted by the cuts. though no programs will end, a couple of areas that will be hit hardest by the sequester. sound smart today, tell your friends that immigration enforcement will be cut by an estimated $581 million. that doesn't count th
: with trumpets blaring -- dennis rodman was bigger news in north korea than its recent nuclear test. kim jong-un and his wife gushed and watched the basketball match with rodman. it wasn't just basketball. there was a tour of a dolphin aquarium, ice rink, and last night, a private dinner with kim that apparently involved more than eating. a producer from rodman's sponsor vice magazine tweeting, so kim jong-un just got the vice crew wasted. no, really, that happened. >> i love it. he's awesome. >> reporter: awesome? kim parties while his citizens starve and he's repeatedly threatened the united states with destruction. and has the material for enough nuclear bombs to make good on that threat. and dennis rodman is our only direct contact? >> is rodman the man who knows more about kim jong-un than any american? >> he is that man. there's nobody at the cia who could tell you more about kim jong un personally than dennis rodman. that in itself is scary. >> reporter: but the state has no plans to reach out to the bad boy of basketball, stating -- with a straight face today -- >> he's never been a play
diplomat becoming the first american to meet with kim jong-un, the new, young leader of north korea. there he is in the video. so here's the question for you, what's the consensus at this point? did he, oddly enough, make a fresh opening for the united states with one of the most repressive and isolated regimes on the planet, or did he get used by a brutal dictator? >> you see those pictures right there. clearly the north korean regime will be happy with those pictures. we'll see what he says when he comes out in his first interview and learn a lot more. he has spent more time one-on-one with kim jong-un than any other american. you know, you talk to experts right now. they say he knows more than anyone in the cia knows about kim jong-un, so anything he says about the dictator is interesting, but it will be interesting also to see his take on kim jong-un and whether he sticks by those words that he tweeted out coming off the trip where he said, "i love this man. he's awesome." hard to reconcile that with the human rights record of kim jong-un. >> and with 200,000 people in forced pr
news and this week with george stephanopoulos that kim jong-un wants to talk with mr. obama. >> we want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right, he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> shepard: they did not discussion the millions of north koreans who are starving or the nation's many prison camps. he wasn't announced as a guest for stephanopoulos, so i'm switching around. >> and what is he wearing? he talked more about how much he loved kim jong-un. how awesome kim the younger is, and also talked a little bit about kim the younger's own personality, and what rodman, with all his insight, believes drives the north korean leader. listen. >> he loves power. he loves control. because of his dad. but he just -- he is a great guy. you sit down and talk to him, you know. the subject is -- >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camp? >> well you know, guess what, there's a way we do the same thing here. >> we previous prison camps. >> this is all politics. >>
north korean leader kim jong un to stop the provocations. >> rather than threaten to abrogate and threaten to move in some new direction, the world would be better served if he would direct his people and make a decision himself to engage in a legitimate dialogue. >> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon said he's concerned about what he called provocative rhetoric. >> this year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1953 armistice agreement of the korean war. i reiterate the importance of this critical agreement. >> ban urged north korean officials to build trust that will lead to stability in the korean peninsula. but building trust doesn't seem to be a priority right now for authorities in pyongyang. along with vowing to scrap the armistice, they are also threatening to carry out a nuclear attack on the u.s. the wednesday edition of the ruling party newspaper "rodong sinmun," says north korea has varied and precise means of nuclear attack. it goes on to say authorities would turn not only seoul but also washington into a sea of fire if the united states flaunts its nuclear weapons.
reported on here, dennis rodman side by side with north korea's new leader, kim jong-un, brought together by their love of basketball. tonight rodman is back in the u.s., delivering a message from the north korean leader to president obama. he brought that message to george stephanopoulos on abc's "this week." it was not your average round table. here's reena ninan now. >> reporter: he's the cross-dressing nba hall of famer, reality show star, who, after his visit to north korea last week, has now spent more time with leader kim jong-un than any american. >> when you said you love kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of his threats to destroy the united states and his record on human rights? >> one thing about that, you know what, i didn't look at all that. i understand what he's doing. i don't condone that. i hate the fact that he's doing that. but that's a human being, though. >> reporter: rodman also dropped this revelation. on abc's "this week." >> i spent two days with him. he asked me to give obama something, to say one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wa
. this declaration comes a week after former nba star dennis rodman visited north korea and called kim jong-un his friend. secretary of state john kerry weighed in on rodman's diplomatic skills yesterday with nbc's andrea mitchell. >> is it helpful when someone as high profile as dennis rodman goes to pyongyang and called kim jong-un a friend a nice guy. >> dennis rodman was a great basketball player, as a diplomat he was a great basketball player. that's where we'll leave it. >> sources tell the new york times that president obama will visit capitol hill to jump start negotiations on a series of issues including a plan to deal with the deficit. those meetings follow a series of phone conversations among the rank and file with those more likely to cut a deal. among those, lindsey graham of south carolina. >> i'm very encouraged by what i see from the president in terms of substance and tone. he's calling people. this is how you solve hard problems. what i see from the president is probably the most encouraging engagement on a big issue i've seen since the early years of his presidencpresidency. >>
appears to be growing more impatient with hits neighbor. kim jong un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for his meeting with dennis rodman last week. >> we have urged the north korean leadership to head president obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance witnesses international obligations. north korea's actions directly violate united nations security council resolutions and threaten international please and security. >> reporter: a third nuclear test took place just last month, jon. jon: congress is taking teps to try to further the crackdown on north korea? >> reporter: they are supporting tougher chances. they are mold holding a meeting on north korean criminal activities that keep the regime in power. here is chairmaned royce from california. >> we must go after kim jong un's illegal activities like we went after organized crime in the united states. identify the network, interdict shipment and disrupt the flow of money. >> reporter: it includes the smuggling and counterfeiting of u.s. 100-dollar bills, jon. jon: thank you. general jack
, that the father, the grandfather of kim jong-un has exceeded now the direct threats against the united states, the threats of nuclear war on the peninsula, the threats of attacking hawaii, of attacking guam, of attacking the mainland united states with nuclear weapons. let's make clear. he doesn't have the capability to do that. but he is taking it to a different level. and there's a lot of people that are looking on and they're trying to calm the situation down. we heard today from south korea's defense ministry spokes man. listen -- >> translator: north korea's continuing threats against south korea such as saying it is entering a state of war, are never acceptable since it is harming peace and stability on the korean peninsula. the recent military exercises such as key resolve and bold eagle and the u.s. strategic bombers' deployment on the peninsula were defensive in nature against north korea's possible provocation. >> reporter: now, the real threat according to some veteran north korea watchers like dr. ham park of the university of georgia, is that the young north korean leader is back
dies after her nurse refuses to perform cpr. the family says that's okay. >>> courtside with kim jong-un. dennis rodman like you have never seen him before and trust me, that's a tough feat to accomplish. >>> you might have thought it was over but the wheel keeps spinning on the super sequester. both houses of congress are back today after the president signed the executive order friday triggering $85 billion in spending cuts before the fall. of course, "snl" played up the folly of it all. >> and of course, these cuts will affect our military, our civil servants, federal construction projects, even grants to native americans. and, i'm the one who has to tell these folks, young men, there's no need to feel down. young men, pick yourself off the ground. young man, just because your funding is down there's no need to be unhappy. thank you, gentlemen. >> you're welcome. >> i loved that song. of course, around here we say it's fun to say it's the c c-y-c-l-e. anyway, president obama trying to walk back the cuts and my reputation. replace them with smarter cuts and new tax revenue but a new re
what our supreme commander kim jong-un wants. no matter what anyone says victory is ours. >> reporter: this is propaganda but very patriotic statements coming out of pyongyang. i think the international community's obviously concerned, will this mean all-out war. >>> i think it's prepare tearma say that. having been in south korea recently, this will raise tensions even more so. >> anna, china, which is a key north korean ally, is supporting these sanctions against north korea. that's not necessarily what you expect, right? >> reporter: no, exactly. china has been a big supporter. if the only supporter really of north korea, the biggest treading partner, providing fuel and food and for china to come out and bank the sanctions from the missile test in december and on to the nuclear test last month to come out and say, yes, north korea needs to be punished, this is a big move because, in the past, china has certainly had some influence over what north korea does. you'd have to assume, considering that north korea continues to go against the international community, that china's influenc
nba star, dennis rodman, hung out with kim jong-un and claimed kim is an awesome kid who does not want to war. rodman was was there for a basketball camp. and there's one more, and for that we turn to jonathan hunt at the united nations. looks like basketball diplomacy works as well as sanctions. now the united nations is hammering out a draft resolution to deal with north korea. >> cording to the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., this draft resolution would impose some of the toughest financial punishment ever handed don by the united nations. listen. >> for the first time ever, this resolution targets the elicit activities of north korean diplomatic personnel. north korean banking relationships. illicit transfers of bulk cash and new travel restrictions. >> what this draft resolution says immiss setly, rather than explicitly, is that north korean officials are taking advantage of diplomatic immunity to smuggle in and out of the country both nuclear technology and large amounts of cash, and the clear aim of this resolution is to put an end to that kind of illegal, under international law,
is it different now under it's new ruler kim jong un? >> i think we're starting with kim jong un that a younger man exposed to outside world would rule differently. he is very much in line with his elders and determines to make problems and not solutions. threat from north korea is multifast fast set. there is the threat with south korea that is weomg at times but proliferation is a grave threat. it's tied directly in the same proliferation networks as iran. you can imagine the longer range missiles moving through north africa, well within the range of the east coast. >> kelly: i know you mentioned a bipartisan miscalculation. did the obama administration when it first got started miscalculate the north koreans and same can be said toward iran and apparent nuclear build-up? >> i think you can make the case. they misjudged how they can influence the behavior of china and russia in a positive way. they miscalculated how quickly rogue leaders are able to acquire these weapons under a sanctioned regime. >> kelly: so based on that what is the united states need toin r development and threats as we s
kim jong-un and at least talk basketball. of the north korean leader, rodman said, quote, he loves power, he loves control because of his dad and stuff like that. he called him honest and awesome. said he loves him. the state department further distances himself -- themselves from the trip. >>> a couple other items in the news tonight. the forbes list of billionaires is out. women now make up just under 10% of the list. many more of them self-made than in recent years. the first lady talked about body image and her two girls today while publicizing her "let's move" campaign. she said, quote, i have two young daughters. we never talk about weight. i make it a point. i don't want our children to be weight-obsessed. i want them to be focused on what do i have to do in this body, because every body is different, end of quote. >>> for folks out east, the hess gasoline truck has been a staple under christmas trees for generations but hess said they're getting out of the retail gasoline business, thus ending an era. some people jokingly ask when the locusts will be coming. israel is worri
hamill. >>> dennis rodman made friends with north korean's kim jong-un watching basketball game. >> he wanted to give president obama something to say. he wants president obama to call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. >>> check this out, washington state lawmaker ed orcutt came up with a reason to pass bicycling law. according to science, he's completely wrong one study said that driving car produces ten times more co2 emissions than riding a bike. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins joins us now tracking the weather. another storm. >> the very unpopular -- >> why do you say that? >> who wants to hear about a snowstorm in the march. this morning the snowstorm is going to move across the country over the next 3 1/2, 4 days. it's already on its way. this is just the beginning of this storm, today the worst travel, north dakota and minnesota. and portions of iowa. temperatures are cold enough for snow to accumulate. winter storm watches in northern portions of virginia, including washington, d.c. and baltimore. an updated winter storm warning for the greater ch
again. >> and the. we're going to talk about and meet the guy who put dennis rodman and kim jong-un. that would be a unique idea about marketing. >> and now a picture of the vatican. we expect smoke. yes smoke. what is that bird doing there? that bird should not be there. we expect smoke any minute now. black or white. white would signal that a new pope has been elected in the conclave. this marks the third vote of the day. fourth overall. we are monitoring it closely and when there is a puff, we're going to bring it to you and that bird is going to fly away. first to sue. >> if that was a dove, you could say that that was divine intervention. i think it is a sea gull. we have a stunner to start us out. it's coming from the housing world. that infamous low down payment mortgage? it's back. diana is back in washington. we saw this the first time around and it didn't end nicely. >> reporter: no, it didn't but the banks and the government are behind it. refinance business falls so they are looking back to that home purchase mortgage market yet again. sources telling me that they are bu
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rodman. the white house weighing in on kim jong-un's new pal. i'm wolf blitzer. europe in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com it's the first full day, work day i should say, since the forced budget cuts went into effect. most americans probably haven't felt a thing. at least not yet. president obama's credibility though is being tested. after the various warnings he's given about the impact of those cuts. some very dire. some more cautious. our national political correspondent jim acosta's over at the white house with the latest. jim. >> reporter: wolf, president obama is insisting that americans will start feeling the pain from these forced budget cuts now going into effect. while the white house is rejecting the notion that it's engaging in any kind of hype, one cabinet secretary today had to admit that he got some of his facts wrong on some of the impacts. from the table in the cabinet room, president obama warned the consequences of those automatic budget cuts are coming to kitchen tables across the country. >> it is an area deep concern. i think everybody kno
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, kim jong un, his father and one the of the things i was shocked, he loved dennis rodman since he was a kid. and i wonder how much they paid him and i bet he would have gave him a fortune, and dennis rodman is is in financial trouble and not saying-- he hasn't always been the most stable guy out there and acknowledged that he does know about the atrocities, but thinks after meeting this guy face-to-face he's a good quote, awesome guy. that would have been a question that i would ask dennis rodman if i had the opportunity, how much did they pay you? if he says that's private or it's none of your business, all right, but the at least i know that they paid him something. i'd like to know that. >> and his reaction, and also, i think he says he would have asked him what did you eat when people are dying in the country. stuart: eating grass and-- >> millions have died of starvation. stuart: look, you can laugh at that, but it's also a horrible tragic story. that man was used and used badly by a very bad person. >> and he wants obama to call kim jong un, get out of here, get the hell out
basketball with the north korean leader kim jong-un. the two sat together at a harlem globetrotter's game. kim jong-un at one point told rodman you are a friend for life. >>> the harlem shake now has the aengs of t aengs of t attention of the faa. this was taped last night on frontier airlines. the faa is looking into the incident saying it's trying to determine the circumstances of the videotaping and if it affected flight safety. >>> the world watch as pope benedict left the vatican the final time yesterday and it appears steven colbert was watching as well. >> folks the world is now in uncharted theological unchartered territory because as of 8:00 p.m. central vatican time, we are officially popeless! yes. we have been disimpopenatet. we have undergone a popenectomy. pope goes the weasel. during his last day, the artist formerly known as pope tendered his resignation and as with all departing popes, he raised his investments to the rafters. >> i know pope benedict is laughing. he does have a sense of humor. the pope actually will spend the rest of his life out of the public life in a m
north korean leader kim jong-un. file this under the strangest but the truest. abc's claire shipman has more, now, in washington. good morning to you, claire. >> reporter: good morning, josh. maybe it's an updated take on that cold-war ping-pong diplomacy. the match-up is bizarre. but both personalities are so quirky, it almost makes a strange sort of sense. it's a long way to go for a bromance. >> it's my first time. i think it is -- most these guys' first time. >> very upset. >> reporter: american bad boy nba hall of famer dennis rodman. and worldwide bad boy, dictator, kim jong-un. two guys, sharing a lot of laughs in north korea. bonding at a harlem globetrotters exhibition game. the north korean leader is a passionate basketball fan. afterwards, sushi at the leader's palace. background music -- the theme song from that smash tv show, "dallas." the unlikely courtship made the front page of the newspaper. rodman assured his new pal, he has a friend for life. apparently, it's basketball diplomacy. an hbo producer brought rodman and a few globetrotters to pyongyang as part of a new doc
iteration. >>> so let's talk a little bit about north korea's leader kim jong-un. usually, he regularly threatens the united states. dennis rodman says he loves the guy. kind of a strange trip that he took to north korea. >> you think? >> and we'll tell you what dennis rodman says the leader wants president obama to do next. that's ahead. >> announcer: did you know there are secret black market websites around the world that sell stolen identities? >> 30-year-old american man, excellent credit rating. >> announcer: lifelock monitors thousands of these sites 24 hours a day. and if we discover any of our members' data for sale, lifelock is there with the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. [♪...] [squealing, crash] call 1-800-lifelock or go to lifelock.com today. everyone's retirement dream is different; how we get there is not. we're americans. we work. we plan. ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. to help you retire your way, with confidence. ♪ that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they can do with you. let's get t
of angry threats from north korea's young leader. 28-year-old kim jong-un says his rocket forces are ready to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. the latest hostile rhetoric is a reaction to a pair of u.s. b-2 stealth bombers that flew over south korea this week during joint training drills. the maneuver was meant to show america's ability to conduct precision strikes quickly and at will. >>> back at home, gun control advocates held rallies across the country, thursday, as president obama hosted mothers of gun violence victims at the white house. the president urged the country not to forget the tragedy at sandy hook while repeating his promise to fight to reduce gun violence. nbc's danielle lee has more now from washington. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. supporters of gun reform hope more than 100 events yesterday will energize the nation. but here on capitol hill, lawmakers, even democrats, remain a tough sell on the issue. parents of the newtown shooting victims struggle to digest new details released by investigators about the shooter, adam lanza. documents
and unpredictable leader kim jong-un called an urgent meeting. part of the steadily escalating rhetoric here. unlike in the past, the u.s. has pushed back hard. flying two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a practice run last week, just 50 miles from north korean coast. a part of force, u.s./south korean count ter provok case. >> we hope to never to have to put those plans into effect. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence doesn't believe that north korea has a nuclear weapon that fits atop a missile. they do have missiles that could possibly hit hawaii or alaska. while an attack on the united states is highly unlikely, the fear here in seoul is that these dangerous provocations could lead to conflict. >> all right, thank you, martha. >>> in other news this morning, crews are in arkansas are racing to clean up a major oil spill. the oil spill when an ole pipeline ruptured outside of little rock on friday. about half the oil has been recovered so far. >>> hundreds of people lined up in oklahoma to get tested for hepatitis and hiv, as many as 7,000 may have been exposed to the disease by their doctor, dr. s
to north korea, and he brought back a message from dictator kim jong-un. rodman visited the rogue nation last week with members of the harlem globetrotters and camera crew from hbo. in an interview with abc's "this week on sunday" rodman delivered a message from the young dictator. >> i sat with him for two days and one thing he asked me to give obama one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> rodman also referred to kim as his friend. this is the "morning news." up after your local news on "cbs this morning," adults suffering from adhd. it could also mean living with joint damage. humira, adalimumab, can help treat more than just the pain. for many adults, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma or other types of cancer
't engage kim jong un, bankrupt him," can which appeared in foreign policy magazine recently. ambassador joseph served as the special envoy for six-party talks with north korea in 2003. from 2010 to 2012, he was the director of the national counterproliferation center. and without objection, the witnesses' full--prepared statements will be made part of the record, but i'm going to ask each to summarize your testimony to five minutes, and we'll begin with dr. asher. >> chairman royce, ranking member engel and other distinguished members of the committee, i want to thank you sincerely for this opportunity to testify on a matter of truly grave concern, the growing nuclear proliferation risk of the north korean regime and the need for a fundamental new policy approach to comprehensively address that threat that north korea poses to asia and the world. in short, our diplomatic efforts which i was part of along with ambassadorty tranny and the six-party talks have objectively failed. unfortunately, so have our effort ors to counter the proliferation activities and nuclear procurement of the no
basically bffs with the dictator, kim jong-un, and said that kim just wanted president obama to pick up the phone and prevent moore. jay carney says north korea shouldn't be expecting that call any time soon. >> the united states has direct channels of communications with the dprk, and instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> congressman ed royce is the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee. he's a republican from california. it's nice to have you with us, sir. let's not start with dennis rodman. let's hold off on that craziness for just a moment, if we can. i want to ask you about the u.n. sanctions and the draft resolution that's going to be examined at this closed door security council meeting. what exactly are the details do you think of that, that should be in that? >> well, because the sanctions have the input of china, they are not quite as strong as we'd like to see. one of th
" yesterday, i pressed for details on the meeting with kim jong-un. no american has spent more time with the new dictator than rodman. he came back with a message for president obama. let's go to jon karl at the white house for the e reaction. >> reporter: good morning, george. the white house is not too impressed with rodman's trip to north korea nor what he had to say about it. they say they won't be acting on the message he brought back for the president. >> i sat with him for two days. he asked me to give obama -- say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing, call him. >> reporter: it was one of the most bizarre interviews even seen on a sunday political talk show. >> it was such great experience. >> reporter: the flamboyant basketball hall of famer talking about his love for one of the most notorious dictators on the planet. >> when you said you love kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of threats and his regime's horrendous record on human rights? >> i don't condone that. i hate that he's doing that. the fact is that's a human being. he let his guard down. he has
rodman talking about his visit to north korea. why he says the leader, kim jong un wants president obama to do one thing, only one thing he said. martha: the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords expected to testify in support of a key gun control measure in colorado. a lee alicialicia acuna live from denver. what are they looking at today. >> they are actually debating seven different gun control measures today. four of them have already been approved by the colorado state house. former shuttle commander mark kelly will be in denver to testify in support of one those measures which calls for mandatory background checks on all private gun sales and transfers. kelly testified before congress earlier this year you'll remember and the woman who tackled the tucson gunman who shot kelly's wife, congresswoman gabrielle giffords will also testify in support of another bill that will ban high capacity magazines of more than 15 rounds. >> i'm a republican and i want to see these bills passed, because they are the right thing to do. >> we are allowing politics to take away the safety
this is a well-worn pattern of bellicose threats of north korea's young leader, kim jong-un who warned his artillery and rocket forces have entered a combat posture. the u.s. military is concerned about anything that might destabilize the area. and that he's taking rhetoric where it shouldn't go. and the new provocation plan, but would create a better combined structure between the u.s. and south koreans. and the u.s. is concerned because of advances in north korean long range rocket technology as evidenced by this satellite launch in december. its he row sent nuclear tests and now today's threat to place 20,000 long range artillery units on high alert. the u.s. and south korea are caring out their annual military exercises until april 30th and the pentagon is concerned that after those exercises end, that kim jong-un will be forced to do something provocative to show that these are not empty threats. during the current exercises the u.s. military has flown b-52 flights over north korea. the recent on march 25th, yesterday, according to the pentagon and remember they're capable of carrying
taken action proving it is taking these new threats from kim jong-un's government seriously and jim avila has been watching it all night long. good morning to you, jim. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the united states using its military to send a stern message the united states sent two b-2 stealth bombers in a nonstop flight 6500 miles round trip over the pacific to drop dummy ammunitions over south korean training field. the military says it was to demonstrate the commitment of the united states to defend the republic of korea. this after rising tensions after north korea and south korea, the closing of the border and yesterday warning that war could be imminent between south korea and an attack on the united states. the u.s. sending a stern message. perhaps hopefully reducing that tension, this picture which has gone viral on the errant showing north korea's military leaders looking at an antiquated computer. the white house is not laughing at that picture. their reaction is north korea's rhetoric and the threats that they engage in follow a pattern designed to raise tensions a
leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can
.s. military bases in japan and qualm. this happening on the same day kim jong-un over saw life military drills. they held their annual military drills. a manhunt underway in texas this morning. this 17-year-old shot and injured two police officers and then took off. the officers were responding to a call in a family home of he had a teen. he pulled a gun from his waist band and fired. both officers were hit. they are in stable condition. we know the marines of the killed in nevada. the men from a base in north carolina were training when a mortgager round went off inside the tube. the youngest victim was 19 years old private first class josh martino. he joined in july but he dreamed about it most of his life. lance corporal william wild joined in 2010 following his father's foot steps. >> we support him 100 percent. always a little bit of fear. when he went to afghanistan we were scared. that was his dream and he chased it. >> 8 other people were killed in that accident -- hurt, rather in that accident. >>> an update on a story we brought you yesterday. a proud father posted this picture of h
against america. scores of north koreans turning out for a rally after kim jong-un order rockets prepped. he said they're ready to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. after bomber drills with south korea. but many are troubled by the rising tensions now. >> the big fear is miscalculation. this guy is 28 years old. he chases women, he drinks a lot of crown royal and he's not getting good advice. so the great fear as it was in 1950, and 2013, is that somebody is going to miscalculate and kim jong-un is going to do something stupid and that's going to ratchet up this escalating treadmill to where we find ourselves doing something we really don't want to do. >> gretchen: it's not believed north korea could actually launch a full scale attack, but all eyes are watching today. >>> the obama administration set to unveil a new proposal today that could make you pay more at the gas pump. the epa wants to cut the amount of sulfur and tighten emissions standards on cars. a study says a proposal could increase gas prices by 6 to 9 cents a gallon. the epa says it's more like a penny. but will make
came after north korea's young, unpredictable and volatile leader kim jong-un called an urgent meeting to order the nation's strategic rocket units on standby. part of the steadily escalating and dangerous rhetoric here. unlike in the past, the u.s. has pushed back hard. flying two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a practice run last week, just 50 miles from north korea's coast. a show of force that's a part of the new so-called u.s./south korean counter provocation plan. >> we hope to never to have to put those plans into effect. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence doesn't believe that north korea has a nuclear weapon that fits atop a missile. but that's what they have been looking to perfect. they do have missiles that could possibly hit hawaii or alaska. while an attack on the united states is highly unlikely, the fear here in seoul is that these dangerous provocations could lead to miscalculations on either side and escalate into conflict. for "good morning america," i'm martha raddatz, in seoul. >> all right, thank you, martha. >>> in other news this morning, crews in arkansas are ra
military bases in japan and guam if provoked. this comes a day after kim jong-un conducted a mock drone strike on south korea. >>> live pictures now from chicago where the hiring our heroes job fair just kick off. this is the second anniversary of the program that helps find jobs for veterans and military spouses. the program has a goal of hiring 500,000 veterans by the end of 2014. at today's event, more than 75 employers are on site, and they are ready, as you can see, to conduct interviews. >>> a team searching the waters of the atlantic discovered what they believe are two of the engines from apollo 11. that's the rocket that first landed on the moon in 1969. amazon founder jeff bezos privately founded that search. they were found about 360 miles east of the launch pad three miles deep. they're expected to be brought back to port today. eventually, they'll be put on display. >>> and what would you think if your employer said you have to report your weight or be charged extra to be a part of the company's health plan? more and more companies are adopting these policies. >>> well n th
relationships. >>> one day after hatching the plan for peace with kim jong un, dennis rodman was booted from a hotel for disturbing the peace. he was reportedly booted out of a hotel from new york city after spending hours upon hours at the bar telling anybody who would listen what a great guy the north korean dictator is. sound familiar, steve? >>steve: you can't pin that on me. nearly $43 billion is being gutted from our military while $250 million is now being shipped over to egypt. skater john kerry says -- secretary of state john kerry says that money is to help foster democracy, but is now the time for this? let's talk to retired four-star general jack keane. i saw on the television yesterday sequester jester, it showed john kerry handing $250 million over to egypt right now in foreign military aid. where is that money going to go? >> i don't know what he's going to do with the money but egypt represents one of the most significant geopolitical challenges we're facing. the reality is this was a secular state run by a dictator. it is now a state becoming more and more dictatorial. >>ste
korean force and over a million forces led by kim jong-un. >> this particular combination, the intense rhetoric, also unpredictable leader makes this a pretty tense moment. >> and the u.s. military intelligence is watching north korea very carefully. they have increased surveillance. so far they say they have not seen signs of any unusual north korean troop movements. wolf? >> they hope it is just verbal bluster. >> that's the problem. is it bluster or could it be real. it is steps the north has taken under this relatively new leader are really very different and very threatening. >> much more coming up. >>> they are called green on blue attacks. a gunman in the uniform of afghan security forces killed american troops. the shooting came as defense secretary chuck hagel wrapped up his first visit to afghanistan as secretary of defense and follows another outrageous verbal assault by karzai. barbara starr joins us with the latest. it was a slap in the face to the defense secretary, the way he was treated by karzai on the first visit abroad as the defense secretary. >> well, indeed, wolf.
a recent tour of north korea with a message for president obama from north korean leader kim jong-un. the message, "call me." here's what jay carney and lauraling hlaura ling had to say about this. >> instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> the fact that he was a guest of kim jong-un who was clearly wining and dining him and showing him the best that pyongyang had to offer, you know, i wasn't exactly shocked by it, let's say. it's dennis rodman, after all. >> rodman may be taking a beating from the white house, but he did get a lot closer to kim jong-un than most u.s. diplomats ever have. when the two sat court side at a basketball game in north korea. >>> they can open up without warning. we're talking about these awful sinkholes. last week a man fell in claiming his life. coming up, our cameras go underground to take you inside a real sinkhole. >>> plus, the strange standoff at sea over a
kim jong un. rodman is there filming "basketball diplomacy." >>brian: you know what kim jong un said? he believes it can bring our countries closer together. they hit it off. they had that magic. >>steve: can we live without him? >>gretchen: he's been out of the news for awhile. i think we can hand him over there for a couple of years. see if he can get something done. >>brian: we'll follow dennis rodman. also if we have time, sequester talk. no deal as of late. the deadline without lawmakers reaching a deal. at 11:59 tonight it will kick in. >> remember, large majorities of both houses of congress voted in favor of the budget control act knowing that if the debt-reducing super committee failed then sequestration was possible. that super committee did fail back in 2011 and fast forward to yesterday when congress adjourned for the weekend with no deal in place to avoid the automatic cuts that go into effect by midnight. republican senator lindsay graham said the white house and congress share the blame for what's coming. >> you've got one obligation that nobody in this body has. you'r
with south korea, they are cautious about what kim jong-un means about that exactly. here is nbc's ian williams from south korea. >> reporter: craig, not only did north korea declare a state of war, it says it will now deal with south korea according to war-time regulations. it's not clear what that means since this peninsula has been in a technical state of war for 60 years. officials here in seoul dismiss the claims and a rally where tens and thousands turned out shouting death to the u.s. imperialists. he's already scrapped the korean war and cut lines. kim has ordered his missiles on stand by to strike the u.s., guam, even hawaii. experts doubt he has the ability to hit u.s. targets and thinks it would be pretty suicidal to try. they believe a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely but they do worry about a more localized provocation, perhaps around yellow waters where the north has been holding exercises. there have been several clashes there in recent years and when i visited, i found the most vulnerable island ten miles of the north on a high state of alert. they fear he may
his new relationship with kim jong un. >> he is my friend. i don't condone what he does. as far as person to person, he is my friend. >> the trip was planned and filmed by vice media for an upcoming hbo series. the group toured pyongyang and unexpectedly hung out with the young leader, seen courtside during the exhibition game and later sharing dinner and drinks. kim, reported to be a big fan of the chicago bulls during their h heyday. >> one thing he asked me to give obama something to say. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> a request that's getting the attention of the state department. >> mr. rodman does not represent the united states. he has never been a player in our diplomacy. >> reporter: apprentice all-stars. >> he has worn wedding dresses. he gets piercings, tattoos. he loves the publicity, whether it's good or bad. >> reporter: experts say this latest move, just weeks after north korea defiantly conducted a third nuclear test, could actually complicate the diplomatic process. >> shows s
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. the former chicago bulls told abc news and this week with george stephanopoulos that kim jong un wants to talk to the president. >> he wants obama to do one thing, call him. he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that he said if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> shepard: apparently they did not discuss the millions of north koreans who were scarfing and did not discuss the nation's prison camps for political opponents. jonathan hunt is here. what other insight did we get from the worm? >> mr. rodman, once again, declared kim the younger to be awesome. he said that he, rodman, loves kim the younger, that they are best of friends. he had no coherent response to any of the questions about north korea's appalling human rights records, the number of north koreans who are starving, the number who are held in prison camps. instead, rodman said, that president obama and the rest of us should give kim a chance. listen. >> the kid is only 28 years old. 28. he is not his dad. not his grandpa. he is 28 years old. >> s
jong un a great friend, his best friend, a nice guy? doesn't that undercut pressure from the west? >> you know what, dennis rodman was a great basketball player, and as a diplomat, he was a great basketball player. that's where we'll leave it. >> as a diplomat, you have been a senator for decades. you have been your own boss. what's it like to coordinate and as some have suggested in the past regarding secretary clinton, take instructions on foreign policy from people in the white house who, frankly, don't have as much experience as you. this was a problem with your predecessor. >> i think -- there's lots of experience in the white house. please don't diminish that, number one. number two, i'm delight to work for this president, with the president and his advisors. it's a great team. the president has a terrific vision. that's what i came over here to try to reinforce is to really cement a community of action around common values, common economic interests, common security interests, and in europe, we did that, and in rome we made it clear how we would join together with respect t
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